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Celebrating Innovation: Maine Innovation Nights 2024 Highlights

Welcome to the heart of Maine’s innovation scene! Maine Innovation Nights 2024 was a celebration of creativity, collaboration, and cutting-edge ideas. Let’s dive into the excitement and success of this inspiring evening.  UpStarting Maine’s Entrepreneurial Spirit: Maine Innovation Nights isn’t just an event; it’s a movement dedicated to propelling Maine’s brightest minds to new heights. […]

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EMDC Economic Hub Recovery Program

Helping Businesses Navigate Challenges: Eastern Maine Development Corp.’s Economic Hub Recovery Program Did your business launch after January 1, 2020, only to face unexpected setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic or its aftermath? Whether it’s missed revenue projections, mounting debt, supply chain disruptions, or other challenges, businesses in Penobscot, Aroostook, Hancock, Piscataquis, Washington, or Waldo

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UpStart’s Dec 5th Virtual Mentor Night focuses on Market Study

Virtual Mentor Nights, pairs entrepreneurs with industry experts and executives for advising sessions on curated topics, including marketing, human resources, and industry-specific subjects. With the personalized approach and an easy remote meeting setup, UpStart Maine expects sessions will fill up quickly. The December session will focus on Market Study – how do you analyze the

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Elevating Entrepreneurship: UpStart Maine Welcomes Rebecca Jones as Senior Program Manager

UpStart Maine’s Board of Directors is delighted to announce a pivotal addition to UpStart Maine’s team — Rebecca Jones, our newly appointed Senior Program Manager. UpStart Maine, established in 2016 as a 501(c)3 organization, is a premier innovation hub connecting entrepreneurs statewide, UpStart has been steadfast in its mission to construct a comprehensive resource hub

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Featured Founder: TrustedRentr Reports Rental History to Boost Credit Scores and Build Trust

Featured Founder: TrustedRentr Reports Rental History to Boost Credit Scores and Build Trust

Promising a new standard in apartment renting, the University of Maine founders of TrustedRentr are confident their online platform will build trust among landlords by helping tenants, for the first time, use their positive rental history to increase their credit score. 

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Featured Founder: True North Beauty

Featured Founder: True North Beauty

So, you’re wondering how to break into the luxury skincare market? Most business advisors won’t recommend you base your operations in the far north woods of Maine. And they may raise a brow when you tell them your active ingredient is a rare mushroom. Fortunately for Heather Lux, business advisors at UpStart Maine love to help entrepreneurs like her launch innovative products from unlikely places.

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